food safety

AgroFresh appoints four to leadership positions

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has made four key appointments to its senior leadership team. These new leaders will strengthen AgroFresh’s leadership and enhance its capabilities in global operations, manufacturing, information technology, digital solutions and human resources,... more »

Scientists study lettuce that resists E. coli

Researchers at the University of California-Davis are working to identify strains of lettuce that can resist bacteria like E. coli. The research, led by Maeli Melotto, associate professor in the UC-Davis College of Agricultural and... more »

IFPA names Produce Safety Immersion Program members

With providing food safety expertise and business solutions as one of its strategic commitments, the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) recently welcomed the fourth cohort to its Produce Safety Immersion Program. Sponsored by Calavo Growers... more »

DirectFresh service enables same-day perishable shipping

WARP, a tech-powered freight network specializing in middle-mile solutions, has launched DirectFresh, a service enabling perishable shippers with same-day and next-day direct store delivery. The service offers shippers an end-to-end solution for their fresh freight... more »

IFPA food safety leader plans to leave association

Jennifer McEntire, the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) chief food safety and regulatory officer, is leaving the association. McEntire plans to “step away” from her role with the association on May 5, according to an... more »

GFSI conference addresses ‘turbulent times’

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), part of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), has scheduled its 22nd annual conference, “Delivering Food in Turbulent Times: The Need for Agility & Resilience” from April 24-27 in Atlanta.... more »

New consultancy provides traceability expertise

Traceability and food safety solutions provider iFoodDS has launched New Era Partners, a consulting arm to advise firms on compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act traceability requirements. The Food and Drug Administration mandates new recordkeeping... more »

Test detects Salmonella, Listeria in one sample

BioMérieux is offering Gene-Up Enviropro, the only assay of its kind to simultaneously detect both Salmonella and Listeria from environmental swabbing, including polymerase chain reaction confirmation. The solution provides cost savings, laboratory waste reduction, and... more »

Purdue Ag-Celerator invests in pathogen detection tech

OmniVis, which focuses on the speed, accuracy and economics of pathogen detection, has received $100,000 from the Purdue Ag-Celerator, an agriculture innovation fund. OmniVis makes iSpyDx hand-held devices that rapidly detect pathogens in food, agriculture... more »

FDA issues reminder on harvest, postharvest water rule enforcement

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding produce growers that the discretion period for enforcing harvest and postharvest agricultural water safety rules is ending. On Jan. 13, the FDA released a fact sheet that provides... more »

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